Welcome to the Seely Squirrels Class...
where we are nuts about learning!
The Seely Squirrels is a Year 3/4 class.
Our teachers are Mrs Whitehouse and Mrs Ince.
We are really trying to improve our times tables skills in school and are currently doing work on them every day. The children should know their multiplication and division facts up 12x12 at the end of year 4. For further practise at home, please click here http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/multiplication-and-division and for fun maths games!
Please continue to read as much as possible at home - we recommend at least 3 times a week! This really supports a child for the future and not only helps them to read but improves their writing too! We are really focusing on understanding a text for e.g. What the story is about, why it ended a certain way, what other ways it could have ended. These elements are just as important as being able to read the words. Please see Mrs Cotton-Winfield or Mrs Ince for further advice or questions.
We have changed the way we do homework. The homework grid has been given to our class, which is due back on 2nd December. Now, the children have a 'pick and mix' approach where they choose activities to gain points. There are a range of activities involving art, model making, music as well as maths and English. How many points can you earn?
We will be sending new spellings home every Wednesday to be tested the following Wednesday. See the spelling lists in diaries for this week's words.
Please also see the Year 3 and Year 4 spelling list T2-E-1175-New-Curriculum-Spelling-List-Years-3-And-4-Word-Mat.pdf
Our weekly 'Spelling Test' is on Wednesday.
Our PE slots are Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon. There may be times when we need our PE kits outside of this, so please can they remain in school all week. Swimming will start again n the Spring Term.
In the Summer term 2019, we took a trip to Cadbury World. Have a look at our day in pictures above.
During our Autumn term, we are using The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis as our class text. The children are really enjoying sharing this class piece of literature during our whole-class guided reading sessions. We will be using the story to inspire us to write stories about going through a portal to another world and information texts about this new world.
We are going to be using the work of Caravaggio to study light and shade in art, plus covering light and shadows during our science work. In geography, we shall be exploring the similarities and differences between cities and countryside to mirror the Pevensie children's evacuation in our class text.
A week at a glance...please see our timetable for Summer 2019: